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Sat March 27, 2021 Madisonville, LA 70447 US Directions


1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

8:00AM CDT
Open to ages 1 - 100.

5K Run/Walk

8:30AM CDT
Open to ages 1 - 100.

Basket of Hope Louisiana

Ann Ollendike, a Louisiana native, devoted her life to caring for and teaching sick and disabled children and their families through her 32-year career as a pediatric speech-language pathologist. Amidst her career, she too experienced the uncertainty and hopelessness in life when the unexpected happened...her daughter, Juliana was born with serious illness and severe disabilities. 
Overcoming the odds, and moving beyond the isolation, mounting medical bills, inability to work, and long periods of time as a single mom, she found her true strength and security in raising her daughter through her growing Christian faith. 
The challenges through which she lived produced a mission of HOPE planted through prayer during an extended medical stay in a local children’s hospital.  In 2008, a HOPE-filled dream to nourish seriously ill hospitalized children and their families was born which brought about Basket of Hope Louisiana.  
Every day the unexpected happens when children are diagnosed or faced with a sudden tragic event. At the time of diagnosis, the children and their families feel overwhelmed with the news. It is important for them to be reminded that God loves them and is neither punishing nor abandoning them. He will be there with them through this frightening time. It is also important for them to know that the community cares for them, which is why we need your help!
Basket of Hope is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization Tax ID#43-1789081


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          YES, I'm HOPPING Aboard

                                                    as a sponsor. 

                                                       Download the pdf file to see How 


Madisonville Park & Playground
1007 Pine St.
Madisonville, LA US 70447


Northshore Bunny Hop

5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, March 27, 2021
Madisonville Park & Playground
1007 Pine Street, Madisonville, LA 70447
Schedule of Events:
7:00 a.m. On Site registration
8:00 a.m. Fun Run/Walk
8:30 a.m. 5K
The 4th Annual Bunny Hop 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk benefitting Basket of Hope Louisiana has moved to the quaint and charming Town of Madisonville.  This is a family friendly event.  Participants will gather at the Town Park where the race will begin and end. The 5K course (which is equivalent to 56, 789 bunny hops) travels along the scenic Tchefuncte River. 
Race route will be uploaded soon. We also welcome your friends and family to cheer you on along the race route. Medals will be provided to all race finishers.  Face coverings are required when not racing.
Costume Contest:
Find your PEEPS and Get Creative!
Wear your bunny ears and tutus!  Awards given for Best Costume (child & adult category).
Event Details:
Race begins at Madisonville Park & Playground located at 1007 Pine Street Madisonville, La. 70447.  After the race, activities include a craft table for kids sponsored by Home Depot, refreshments (Take & Go) and photos with the Easter Bunny. Due to Covid-19 mitigation efforts will be put in place. We will have children’s activities adequately distanced.  
Covid Protocols for Racers:
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at each water station and throughout the finish line area.
  • Volunteers will be frequently cleaning high touch areas.
  • Please stay home if you are symptomatic (cough, shortness of breath, fever, headache, etc).
  • Volunteers and race staff will wear masks.
  • Face masks will be required until you cross the start line. Upon crossing the finish line you will need to put your mask back on. A mask will be provided if you do not have one.  Face coverings are required when not racing.
  • Runners will be required at the start to line up in rows 2-3 person wide and distance 6 feet behind each row.  Runners will need to keep this distance until they cross the start line.
  • Be mindful when passing other runners and keep your distance when doing so.



Can't hop into the race? 
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This event benefits Basket of Hope Louisiana.  
Basket of Hope (Louisiana chapter), a local 501(C)3 nonprofit, has been serving the community for over 10 years in Children's Hospitals across New Orleans, the Northshore and Baton Rouge.  Pediatric patients are personally visited and gifted a generously packed basket filled with age appropriate toys, games, books, crafts and more.  Items are included for siblings too (they spend a lot of time at the hospital).  Parents are included in the visit as well and as an option are offered a "Hope Tote" filled with items to nourish them mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. 
Local celebrities often join the Basket of Hope volunteers in delivering the baskets and encouraging the families.  We know that the IMPACT of our visit lifts the parent’s spirit and offers them strength to continue caring for their sick child.  Additionally, seeing the joy in the patient’s faces when presented with a basket of hope is encouraging to all who witness it.  When children engage in play, we know it promotes healing.  
Basket of Hope is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization Tax ID#43-1789081
“May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13


Registration Fees (Early & Late Fees & dates): 

Pre-Register By March 17, 2021 Fees:  $20 for 1 Mile. $25 for 5K.   

Late fee: March 18-March 26 :  $25 for 1 Mile. $30 for 5K. 

T-shirts are not guaranteed after March 17th.

Race Day Registration (No T-shirt):  $30 for 1 Mile.  $35 for 5K 

**Kids 10 and under $5.00 discount will be applied at checkout.

Packet Pickup (Location, Date & Time):  

Race Day pick up only starting at 7:00 a.m.


Age Groups: 

Age groups 1-14,15-19,20-29,30-39,etc. 80+:



Top Overall Male & Female, & 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Male & Female each age group for the 5K:

Top Overall Male & Female for the 1 Mile for 14 & Under: 

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Our Website Address:

You can contact Ann Ollendike, and phone 985.807.7313

Race Contact Info

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Parking Map

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Main 5K Race Route Map

This is the scheduled route for race day.  Should Main St./Hwy 1077 be flooded, an alternate route will be used as provided below.

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Alternate 5K Race Route Map

Should Main St./Hwy 1077 be flooded, this alternate route will be used.

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Fun Run/Walk Route Map

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